Vox Pop

Monday - Friday, 2 p.m.- 3 p.m.

Vox Pop is WAMC's live call-in talk program. Guests with expertise in areas ranging from astronomy to politics speak with WAMC's hosts and answer questions posed by WAMC listeners. We also have a number of forums and guests who are regulars on Vox Pop such as our science forum and gardening programs.

Every Monday is a "Medical Monday."  Every Friday is a "Food Friday." 

There are several ways to join the conversation:

  • Call in during the show from 2-3 p.m. at 1-800-348-2551 (1-800-34TALK-1)
  • Email voxpop@wamc.org during the show
  • Tweet us @WAMCVoxPop

You can subscribe to the podcast here: iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher.

Coming up on Vox Pop:

Monday, October 15
No show: WAMC Fall Fund Drive

Tuesday, October 16
No show: WAMC Fall Fund Drive

Wednesday, October 17
No show: WAMC Fall Fund Drive

Thursday, October 18
No show: WAMC Fall Fund Drive

Friday, October 19
No show: WAMC Fall Fund Drive

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Author, community organizer and grain expert Amy Halloran is in the studio today for the final Food Friday and last Vox Pop show of 2016 to answer your questions about all things grain, from breads to gluten-free baking, to pancakes and cookies. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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It's all about computers technology on this edition of Vox Pop. We'll talk computers with Tony Yang of Gig Computers. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Are you looking to sneak in one more trip before the end of summer or are you already looking ahead to holiday travel? Regardless of your plans, travel agents Andrea Schwartz and Jean Gagnon join Vox Pop to answer your questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Our resident coin and stamp experts are back for another hour of calls from all of you stamp and coin collectors out there. Experts Bob Scott and David Tripp join us this afternoon for the return of our Stamps & Coins show. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Joining us this afternoon for Medical Monday is Dr. Mark Pettus of Berkshire Health Systems. Dr. Pettus is a triple-board certified Internist, Nephrologist, and Integrative Medicine physician practicing for more than 25 years. 

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Aneesa Waheed of Tara Kitchen in Schenectady and Troy, NY is joined by her father Mohammed Waheed of the Taj Mahal Restaurant in Schenectady to discuss Moroccan and Indian food on Food Friday. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Joining us today to answer your automotive questions is Gordon Fricke – owner and operator of Barber and Fricke Automotive Inc. – an independent repair, auto body, towing and used car facility in Hoosick Falls, New York. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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It’s Pets and Vets today, and joining us in the studio is Dr. Susan Sikule of the Just Cats veterinary clinics in Guilderland and Saratoga Springs, New York. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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As the Northeast has experienced recent high temperatures and strong storms, meteorologist Jason Gough returns to Vox Pop to answer your weather questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Southwestern Vermont Medical Center

Dr. Suk Namkoong of Southwesten Vermont Medical Center joins Medical Monday to discuss orthopedics. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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It is the dog days of summer and Chef Ric Orlando joins Food Friday to help you get through them. Ric is in the studio with his barbeque and outdoor cooking tips. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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The science panel returns to Vox Pop to answer your inquiries. Today we welcome back Barbara Brabetz, Ed Stander and Jim Pickett. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Are you thinking about buying or selling a home? We have two real estate professionals in the studio with us today to answer your questions. Alexander Monticello of Monticello Real Estate joins Renata Lewis of Keller Williams Capital District and the Renata V. Lewis Team. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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President Trump has put America's trade relationships under a microscope and has issued tariffs on China and others. Those moves have been met by retaliatory measures. Here to discuss trade, tariffs, the economy and more is economic advisor Hugh Johnson. He is the chief investment officer, founder and partner of Hugh Johnson Advisors in Albany, New York. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Dr. Gillian Wolff
Albany Medical Center

Dr. Gillian Wolff of Albany Medical Center joins Medical Monday to discuss urology. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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Summer is a time for BBQ, ice cream and of course summer pies. Food Friday fixture Deanna Fox returns to the show with this year's take on summer pies. WAMC's Brian Shields hosts.

We welcome renowned astronomer Bob Berman back to Vox Pop to field all of your astronomy-related questions. WAMC’s Brian Shields hosts.

Matthew Goodemote of Goodemote Physical Therapy in Saratoga Springs, NY joins Vox Pop to answer your questions. WAMC's Brian Shields hosts.

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Just like the birds flying around your yard, Rich Guthrie has returned to Vox Pop to answer your birding questions. WAMC's Brian Shields hosts.

Dr. Jennifer Michaels of The Brien Center and Berkshire Medical Center is here to discuss mental health and substance abuse issues for the latest edition of Medical Monday. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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Linda Kindlon of Bake For You in Albany, New York joins Food Friday with tips for making the best cookies, cakes and more. WAMC's Brian Shields hosts.

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Today we welcome back a couple of familiar voices to answer your gardening questions. Bob Graves is a horticulturist and co-owner of Faddegon’s Nursery in Latham, New York. Fred Breglia is director of the Landis Arboretum in Esperance, New York. WAMC’s Brian Shields hosts.

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It’s our Pets & Vets program this afternoon, and here to take your calls is Dr. Carrie O’Loughlin of Delmar Animal Hospital in Delmar, New York. WAMC's Brian Shields hosts.

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Joining us today to answer your automotive questions is Gordon Fricke – owner and operator of Barber and Fricke Automotive Inc. – an independent repair, auto body, towing and used car facility in Hoosick Falls, New York. WAMC's Brian Shields hosts.

Dr. Joseph Popper
Nathan Littauer Hospital

Dr. Joseph Popper of Nathan Littauer Hospital joins Medical Monday to discuss treatment of the neck, back and spine. Dr. Popper is an orthopaedic spine surgeon who specializes in cervical spine surgery and minimally-invasive lumber procedures. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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Food writer and photographer Peter Barrett joins Food Friday with recipes and tips utilizing summer fruits and vegetables. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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The focus of today's program is writing. In the studio is novelist Barbara Chepaitis. She is here to answer your questions about the process of creative writing. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.

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Architectural engineer and construction specialist Darren Tracy is in the studio today to answer your questions about your home improvement projects. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Are you planning a vacation or a weekend getaway? Travel planner Andrea Schwartz is in the studio to answer your questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Dr. Robert Sax
Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region

Joining us on this Medical Monday is Dr. Robert Sax. He’s an ophthalmologist, a retinal specialist and director of Retina Services at Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region. He’s here to answer your questions about everything from macular degeneration to diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein disease. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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